Saturday, September 08, 2012

Didn't Mean To

Honestly, my silence on the blog has been unintentional.  I didn't mean to ignore this space for more than two weeks.  It just happened.  Next Wednesday, I begin the 2012-13 school year for teaching writing and composition to elementary aged homeschool kids in my county.  Working from my home (ie. living room) and teaching in three different cities in the county, I spend a large amount of time either maneuvering around my home/workplace or driving to and from classes.  Right now, my living room looks like a paper supply company's storage unit. That's because I have the papers for six classes tidily strewn in orderly piles around the room so I can collect and collate everything I need for the 30 weeks of classes.  That includes the many reams of paper I photocopied at my boss/friend's house last week.  In addition, my brain seems to be locked in to one channel:  school prep.  It's not that I haven't done anything else in the past few weeks. I have.  It's just that I've had no mental energy left for public writing.  Hence, the blog silence.

Unfortunately, I fear that this period will turn in to Silent September.  Six classes in three locations in two cities means I will be busy and focused on setting up my yearly routines.  The Professor has started back to teaching also--fourteen and two/thirds units at the university plus a drama dept. play that is already in production for which he is doing the technical bits like lighting. That means he's a bit busy himself.  I'm not going away forever, just for a couple more weeks until I have settled in to the schedule.  I hope you'll stop by occasionally to check in and let me know you're still thinking of me.

11 comments:

ellen b. said...

Thinking of you dear Willow!

Marg said...

We all need to use time management. I used it all summer and am finally starting to blog again. I actually retired and now they called me this fall again, as one gal has taken a 6 week medical leave...just be quiet and don,t feel guilty.

Julene said...

Understandable!

Sara said...

The weeks seem to be going by so fast...I wish you well as you step into the busy new schedule!

Knitting Linguist said...

Oh, goodness! That's a lot for both of you. I understand the need for radio silence sometimes (obviously) - good luck getting through the start of your new year!

Tracy said...

Wishing you a great school year, Willow! No worries... be here when you can. Thinking of you. :o) ((HUGS))

nikkipolani said...

Wow. That's a lot to juggle. We'll miss you as you navigate your new routine.

Z said...

No problem.

Sometimes that happens to me too. I go in spurts with stuff, even blogging and crocheting.

It's like I won't be doing either one for a while, and then all of a sudden I get a burst of energy and want to crochet and/or blog again.

Weird or just different, I haven't decided yet.

Caroline said...

Wow! I don't have anything to complain about in the "busy, busy" department. I get the feeling that you love it though. You sound like a wonderful teacher.

We have one more week with our daughter, Paige, at home, and then she leaves for U.C. Davis, so I'm thinking that next week will be busy...especially since I'm quite certain that she'll wait until the last minute to pack!

Barbara said...

Still thinking of you even though my 'visiting' has been unavoidably limited recently.

Sharon Lynne said...

Thinking of you! And hope you are having fun in your new school year. And hope and pray you'll be able to keep up with all the demands.